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100 Greatest Songs From 1965

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Edited By:
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction single cover
Like A Rolling Stone single cover
In The Midnight Hour single cover
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag single cover
My Generation single cover
Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds single cover
Yesterday - Beatles single cover
The Sounds Of Silence single cover
The Tracks Of My Tears single cover
Heart Full Of Soul single cover
People Get Ready single cover
1
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Rolling Stones
2
Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan
3
In The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
4
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
James Brown
5
My Generation
The Who
6
Mr. Tambourine Man
Byrds / Bob Dylan
7
Yesterday
Beatles
8
The Sounds Of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel
9
Ticket To Ride
Beatles
10
The Tracks Of My Tears
Miracles
11
California Dreamin'
The Mamas & The Papas
12
Heart Full Of Soul
Yardbirds
13
People Get Ready
Impressions
14
Do You Believe In Magic
Lovin' Spoonful
15
In My Life
Beatles
16
I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown
17
Get Off Of My Cloud
Rolling Stones
18
I Fought The Law
Bobby Fuller Four
19
I Can't Help Myself
Four Tops
20
California Girls
Beach Boys
21
For Your Love
Yardbirds
22
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Otis Redding
23
Shotgun
Jr. Walker & the All-stars
24
Unchained Melody
Righteous Brothers
25
Help!
Beatles
26
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bob Dylan
27
Turn, Turn, Turn
Byrds
28
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Animals
29
Hang On Sloopy
McCoys
30
Wooly Bully
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
31
Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan
32
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Stevie Wonder
33
I Got You Babe
Sonny & Cher
34
We Can Work It Out
Beatles
35
Nowhere To Run
Martha & the Vandellas
36
Ooo Baby Baby
Miracles
37
A Well Respected Man
Kinks
38
Day Tripper
Beatles
39
Stop! In The Name Of Love
Supremes
40
Help Me Rhonda
Beach Boys
41
It's The Same Old Song
Four Tops
42
Respect
Otis Redding
43
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Beatles
44
Back In My Arms Again
Supremes
45
Going To A Go-Go
Miracles
46
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Animals
47
I Do Love You
Billy Stewart
48
Ask The Lonely
Four Tops
49
Land Of 1,000 Dances
Cannibal & the Headhunters
50
Dirty Water
Standells
51
Nowhere Man
Beatles
52
The Last Time
Rolling Stones
53
Eve Of Destruction
Barry McGuire
54
Ain't That Peculiar
Marvin Gaye
55
She's About A Mover
Sir Douglas Quintet
56
I'm A Man
Yardbirds
57
The Kids Are Alright
The Who
58
Catch Us If You Can
Dave Clark Five
59
Let's Hang On
Four Seasons
60
I Do
Marvelows
61
Barbara Ann
Beach Boys
62
Hurt So Bad
Little Anthony & the Imperials
63
Rescue Me
Fontella Bass
64
It's My Life
Animals
65
I'll Be Doggone
Marvin Gaye
66
Yes, I'm Ready
Barbara Mason
67
Sitting In The Park
Billy Stewart
68
Liar, Liar
Castaways
69
Just Like Me
Paul Revere & the Raiders
70
I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
Byrds
71
King Of The Road
Roger Miller
72
Tired Of Waiting For You
Kinks
73
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Beatles
74
Since I Lost My Baby
Temptations
75
I Can't Turn You Loose
Otis Redding
76
(I'm A) Road Runner
Jr. Walker & the All-stars
77
Baby I'm Yours
Barbara Lewis
78
Got To Get You Off My Mind
Solomon Burke
79
We're Gonna Make It
Little Milton
80
It Ain't Me Babe
Turtles
81
You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
Lovin' Spoonful
82
Five O'Clock World
Vogues
83
Treat Her Right
Roy Head
84
Drive My Car
Beatles
85
I Want Candy
Strangeloves
86
A Lover's Concerto
Toys
87
Desolation Row
Bob Dylan
88
Catch The Wind
Donovan
89
These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
Nancy Sinatra
90
Lightnin' Strikes
Lou Christie
91
I Hear A Symphony
Supremes
92
Don't Mess With Bill
Marvelettes
93
Keep On Dancing
Gentrys
94
Over And Over
Dave Clark Five
95
Till The End Of The Day
Kinks
96
You're The One
Vogues
97
I'm Henry The Eighth, I Am
Herman's Hermits
98
A Groovy Kind Of Love
Mindbenders
99
Michelle
Beatles
100
1-2-3
Len Barry
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Lies
Knickerbockers
102
Game Of Love
Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
103
She's Just My Style
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
104
Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
Herman's Hermits
105
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Bob Dylan
106
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Beatles
107
Woman's Got Soul
Impressions
108
I'm A Happy Man
Jive Five
109
I'm Alive
Hollies
110
It's Gonna Take A Miracle
Royalettes
111
Don't Look Back
Temptations
112
Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan
113
It's Not Unusual
Tom Jones
114
My World Is Empty Without You
Supremes
115
Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter
Herman's Hermits
116
Crying Time
Ray Charles
117
The "In" Crowd
Ramsey Lewis
118
Elusive Butterfly
Bob Lind
119
Baby Scratch My Back
Slim Harpo
120
What The World Needs Now Is Love
Jackie DeShannon
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1965
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1965
*
A Little Piece Of Leather
Donnie Elbert
Lew's Choice:
*
Just A Little
Beau Brummels
Adam's Choice:
*
Snatch It Back and Hold It
Junior Wells
Brett's Choice:
*
Some Of Your Lovin'
Dusty Springfield




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